Father’s Day Photo Caption Contest

                     (photo by Scott Eberly)

Father’s Day Photo Caption Contest

Here’s our dog, Apollo, our cat, Raul, and the poor chipmunk, a victim of an unfortunate accident, or being in the wrong place at the wrong time, that is, Raul’s line of sight.

Raul loves to chase chipmunks, field mice, voles, whatever is in range.  He’ll sit in the yard, motionless, all 9.5 pounds of him (he’s a skinny little thing), as if in meditation and then, suddenly, he’s off, across the yard, up and around a tree, through the bushes and the flowers, almost flying he’s so fast.  Raul’s such a sweet little cat that I have a hard time reconciling his killer instinct, but for him it’s not the goal, but the journey, and the chase is everything.

My husband, Scott, who had just let the Raul out en route to walking Apollo, was sitting on the porch, putting on his sandals when he saw Raul approach Apollo with a chipmunk in his mouth as if he were taunting him. Scott couldn’t get his phone out of his pocket fast enough to get that photo, but he got this follow-up, Apollo investigating the random massacre while Raul, Special Forces Operative One, walked away.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what are yours?   I’ll give away a copy of one of my books, choice of paperback or kindle version, to the best photo caption, either:

Oil and Water

or Six Sisters

 

Here’s my caption to get you started:  “Dude, what have you done?!”

I’ll run it for a week — all in good fun — unless you’re the chipmunk and then nothing is funny anymore.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

pjlazos 6.17.18

 

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23 Responses to Father’s Day Photo Caption Contest

  1. Perfect title for that picture!

    Like

  2. pjlazos says:

    And the winner is…. Comically Quirky Girl! Because that’s exactly what Apollo would say! Now if it were Bella (our other cat) speaking, then Gigi would have won. Thanks for the fun captions, peeps. We’ll do it again sometime.

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  3. Aquileana says:

    My cat chases birds… We were lucky enough to rescue a few of them… But, woefully that was more the exception than the rule.
    Caption!?. I´ll add a few verses from T. S Eliot´s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, instead
    “Do I dare/Disturb the universe?
    In a minute there is time/For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse”.
    ((Which reminds me of your words about the unfortunate accident at the very beginning of the post, BTW!) … Sending love, dear Pam 🙂

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  4. Quirky Girl says:

    I know if that were my doggie, the caption would probably read, “Looks more appetizing than that crunchy kibble they keep giving me every freaking day!” 😛

    Liked by 1 person

  5. lindasschaub says:

    Tell Mom to buy some Chipmunk Helper … or, maybe not!

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Ken Dowell says:

    C’mon Raul, I’m not eating road kill.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. Susan Scott says:

    Is that all you can do? Watch?

    Liked by 4 people

  8. “Hey little guy. my thoughts are with you.”

    Liked by 2 people

  9. hilarymb says:

    Hi PJ – simply cannot ‘beat’ Gigi’s suggestion … too funny! Great photo – and the killer Raul is on the loose! Cheers and happy Father’s Day to all – Hilary

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Gigi Miller says:

    Raul: Caught another one! You’re up!
    Apollo: Am I supposed to perform CPR or wrap as a gift for Dad?

    Liked by 4 people

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